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KFC closes in Wakefield...because it has run out of chicken

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Tesco Hemsworth, picture courtesy of Google.

Teenagers arrested on suspicion of arson after Tesco supermarket fire

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Merger of two football clubs could 'transform' Wakefield district

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First look inside district’s new £5m leisure centre

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£750 million masterplan to transform Castleford

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Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

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Residents agree action is needed at busy ‘racecourse roundabout’

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Blue plaque to be unveiled for Normanton-born MP Alice Bacon as part of International Women’s Day celebrations

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Alice Bacon

Their works live on - so must their names: Wakefield’s forgotten women

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Wakefield BID
Caroline Briggs, Elizabeth Murphy, Megan Davies

Ambassadors will help BID in its aim to make city more attractive

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Months of disruption ahead as next phase starts on M621 Leeds work

Business
The new bus will run to Xscape.

New bus service will link Wakefield to Xscape

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Updated: Delays clearing on M62 in West Yorkshire after multi-car crash

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Buses in Leeds City Centre.

Amendments to bus timetables in region across the weekend

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Updated: Traffic cleras on M62 motorway in West Yorkshire after vehicle breaks down

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Teenagers arrested on suspicion of arson after Tesco supermarket fire

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Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 13/02/18 - Press - Kinsley Community Centre Lead Theft, Fitzwilliam, England - Peter Taberner with centre manager Jill Craig, Sandra Picken and Glyn Lloyd.

Upset after series of thefts from roof of village community centre

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Twitter user @Yorkshire_Grit shared this image of the scene yesterday.

UPDATE: Man arrested after stabbing at abattoir released as investigations continue

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School dropped into special measures following Ofsted visit

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Struggling primary school could merge with nearby secondary

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MARY CREAGH: Young people must be encouraged throughout their education

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Ofsted steps in at struggling primary school

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Crigglestone Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School

'Inadequate' Wakefield school put in special measures by Ofsted

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West Yorkshire transport bosses call for ‘urgent overhaul’ of rail infrastructure planning system

Politics
Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

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MP Jeremy Hunt.

Council’s call to ‘Give our NHS more funding’

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Pugneys Park

Watersports under threat at Pugneys Park as Wakefield Council looks to save cash

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A major anti-Brexit march will be held in Leeds in March.

Leeds to host ‘biggest anti-Brexit march in North’

Politics

Yorkshire weather: What does the weekend weather have in store for Yorkshire?

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The waste site.

Wakefield recycling boss in court for operating without a licence

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Weather alert

Met office issue weather warning of snow and ice for Wakefield

Environment
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Yorkshire this weekend.

Weather warning: Snow and ice on the way as Met Office issues warning for Yorkshire this weekend

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Success of keyhole bladder op at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

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MP Jeremy Hunt.

Council’s call to ‘Give our NHS more funding’

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Sally Dickinson, Barbara Robinson and Lucy Hayward. Picture: Mark Bickerdike

Watch: Family of Wakefield cancer victim urge women to take part in “uplifting” Race for Life

Health
Agnes Bligh (right) and her daughter  Helen Baldwin  the  relatives of  Terry Bligh the first ever patient at  St Gemmas Hospice , outside the  hospice  in Leeds.

Family of the first ever patient at St Gemma’s in Leeds praise hospice’s ‘amazing’ care as part of its 40th anniversary celebration

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Burns nurse Colleen King

Wakefield burns nurse believed to be the longest serving in the country

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